Chickpeas with chillies

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Preparation info

  • For

    four to six

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Café Paradiso Cookbook

The Café Paradiso Cookbook

By Denis Cotter

Published 1999

  • About

The chilli-heat rating of this dish depends on the chillies you use and your own tolerance for the stuff. The only foolproof way to know how hot a chilli is, is to taste it. Nick a tiny bit off and eat it. Sometimes, large green chillies have almost no firepower in their flesh but loads in the seeds. Again, whether or not you use the seeds is up to you and how hot you want the dish to be. I like it to be fiery hot, rich and oily, and I then use small amounts of it to accompany milder dishes